the latest game update (0.47.1) and the recent GAME_MASTER change brought a plethora of updates and adjustments, but one change slipped under the radar. Ditto encounter is now well documented and referenced in the game code.
Our collective knowledge on Ditto and how to get it is documented on our Ditto Hints page. Make sure to read up on encounter details and stay up to date with the latest leaks.
In summary, we know the following:
The Ditto Encounter is a “Capture type” encounter, meaning you will eventually capture Ditto with your Pokéballs It’s a special Encounter with custom UI, music and animations There is not hints on where and when this event could take place Ditto is somewhere out there
Overall, we don’t know everything, but we know enough to start the hunt. May the Force be with you and let the best Ditto hunter win!
Adding an old (fake) rendering of Ditto Pokémon page, just for fun.